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Jul 30, 2014

Soccer-Julio Grondona, Argentine FA strongman

BUENOS AIRES, July 30 (Reuters) – Julio Grondona, one of the most powerful men in Argentine and global soccer, died on Wednesday aged 82, shortly after going to hospital for a heart condition.

Buffeted by controversies throughout his long career, Grondona was at the time of his death head of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and number two at the world body for the sport, FIFA.

Jul 7, 2014

World Cup of the excluded kicks off in Brazil

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Forget the sumptuousness that surrounds the stars of this month’s World Cup in Brazil, young men and women from the fringes of society wearing mismatched shirts took center stage on Monday on the busy streets of Sao Paulo.

A “Street Soccer World Cup” kicked-off Monday in Brazil’s biggest city, with players from two dozen nations across the world all linked to movements seeking social change.

Jul 7, 2014

Soccer-World Cup of the excluded kicks off in Brazil

SAO PAULO, July 7 (Reuters) – Forget the sumptuousness that surrounds the stars of this month’s World Cup in Brazil, young men and women from the fringes of society wearing mismatched shirts took centre stage on Monday on the busy streets of Sao Paulo.

A “Street Soccer World Cup” kicked-off Monday in Brazil’s biggest city, with players from two dozen nations across the world all linked to movements seeking social change.

Jul 3, 2014

Robben a defender’s nightmare: Costa Rica coach

SANTOS Brazil (Reuters) – Dutch forward Arjen Robben is at the height of his game and would be a nightmare for any team at the World Cup, Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto said on Thursday ahead of his side’s quarter-final against the Netherlands.

“He’s a model winger for anyone who wants to learn how to play soccer,” Pinto told Reuters at Costa Rica’s training camp. “He’s at the peak of his career, he’s a nightmare for any team.”

Jul 3, 2014

Soccer-Robben a defender’s nightmare – Costa Rica coach

SANTOS, Brazil, July 3 (Reuters) – Dutch forward Arjen Robben is at the height of his game and would be a nightmare for any team at the World Cup, Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto said on Thursday ahead of his side’s quarter-final against the Netherlands.

“He’s a model winger for anyone who wants to learn how to play soccer,” Pinto told Reuters at Costa Rica’s training camp. “He’s at the peak of his career, he’s a nightmare for any team.”

Jul 2, 2014

Argentina’s Rojo winning over his detractors

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – For Argentina left back Marcos Rojo, missing the World Cup quarter-final against Belgium through suspension comes at an inopportune time.

Rojo’s solid performances in Brazil have won over his detractors back home, many who felt he was a weak link at the back while offering little attacking threat.

Jul 2, 2014

Soccer-Argentina’s Rojo winning over his detractors

SAO PAULO, July 2 (Reuters) – For Argentina left back Marcos Rojo, missing the World Cup quarter-final against Belgium through suspension comes at an inopportune time.

Rojo’s solid performances in Brazil have won over his detractors back home, many who felt he was a weak link at the back while offering little attacking threat.

Jun 5, 2014

Sampaoli seeks new heights with Chile in Brazil

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Jorge Sampaoli has a challenging goal in his meteoric coaching career: to lead Chile to new heights in Brazil.

This may have been unimaginable a few years ago, but now the Argentine has it within reach.

Jun 5, 2014

Chile must survive group to make an impact

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s dream of going far at the World Cup finals will hinge on how they perform against world champions Spain and 2010 World Cup runners-up the Netherlands in a tough group.

Some former players and analysts believe this could be the best ever Chile side, who could at least emulate the achievements of the 1962 team that reached the semi-finals when the World Cup was staged in Chile.

Jun 5, 2014

Soccer-World-Sampaoli seeks new heights with Chile in Brazil

SANTIAGO, June 5 (Reuters) – Jorge Sampaoli has a challenging goal in his meteoric coaching career: to lead Chile to new heights in Brazil.

This may have been unimaginable a few years ago, but now the Argentine has it within reach.